An open and approachable style that delivers soft textures with plenty of nuance. Layers of dark red fruits, licorice, black currant, anise and vanilla are present.
History, mystique and a record of excellence are the backbone of the famed growing region of Oakville,. Often touted as the finest collection of vineyards in Napa Valley. Finesse and attention to detail align to make the Oakville AVA truly special. It is the epitome of Napa Valley viticultural with its superior makeup of bedrock, soils, climate, weather, water, exposure and elevation. Wines from Oakville are pure and transparent, sculpting the essence and adding subtle nuances to express each unique site.
February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near– ideal conditions for our winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs well with beef or lamb roast in a red wine sauce, duck and rich, roasted vegetable dishes.
Meant for cellaring up to 10 years.